I found the original recipe for Green Chili Hummus here on Food.com and tweaked it to my own taste. The idea of a Mexican/Southwest hummus was so intriguing and you know what? It works – this is amazing with tortilla chips, on pita bread, whole grain crackers or as a topping on a taco salad. Use it as a spread for a wrap filled with veggies and salsa. The flavor of the green chilies, garlic, red pepper, lime juice and cumin with the garbanzo beans is fantastic. To really keep the calories in check serve it with some veggie dippers like baby carrots, celery, jicama and red pepper strips. Really want corn tortilla chips – try making our oil free Air Fried Corn Tortilla Chips. Yummy!
These are the two brands of Green Chiles my Whole Foods store carries. This recipe
was featured in our free Mexican Fiesta Cooking Class that we did on Amazon Live.
As you can see the Hatch brand has 120mg of sodium in 2 tablespoons and the Rio Luna brand has just 45mg sodium per 2 tablespoons. You can purchase Hatch chiles when in season and roast or grill them and cut them up and freeze for future use and have no added sodium. However, they are only available once a year so the canned ones are a nice alternative. Not sodium free but low sodium enough that we are fine using them.
Green Chili Hummus
- 1 can Garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
- 1 -4 ounce can Fire Roasted Diced Green Chiles – mild**see note for salt free alternative
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- juice of 1 lime
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender & process until smooth and creamy. Chill or serve at room temperature.
- For a lower sodium substitute for the canned chilies roast a poblano chili pepper, peel it and dice it to use in place of the canned chilies.
Be sure to check out our Amazon Affiliate Page where we share many of our favorite small kitchen appliances, kitchen tools, food products, books and fun things for the grandchildren! Thank you for your support!
We are pleased to announce that if you live in Canda we now have an Amazon.CA Shop Page. We have matched up as many items as we can from our US shop page. Ocassionally there are differences in brands and or packaging size.
The full address is Amazon.ca/shop/nutmegnotebook
We are also Holland Bowl Mill Affiliates. The 15 inch Holland Bowl Mill Cherry fruit bowl has a permanent home on our kitchen island. It’s beautiful and useful. The heart shaped bowl makes me happy – I love everything heart shaped! We use our 15 inch Beechwood & cherry bowl (his and her’s) to chop our salads everyday. Eating a salad for one meal every day helped me lose weight and become a size 4. I still eat a salad for one meal a day but now it’s a Big Beautiful Chopped salad and it helps me stay a size 4! See the Chopped Salad Blog Post to find out how you can incorporate a chopped salad into your daily food plan and how you can get a free mezzaluna knife with your Holland Bowl order when you use our affiliate link as well as free engraving and free shipping.
[…] Serve it over a bed of lettuce and fajita style veggies for a Mexican bowl and top it off with the Green Chili Hummus. Serve it with corn tortilla chips for nachos with avocado or on little corn tortillas for tacos. […]
[…] top of a hot baked potato. Sometimes I will slice a baked potato into rounds and spread them with Green Chili Hummus. Cold potatoes can be cut into “fries” and placed under the broiler to brown – […]